Inclusive Excellence Forum February 4@ 11-1P


Office of Inclusive Excellence invites the UCI community to hear updates about inclusive excellence action plans for the campus, and to dialogue on key issues for student, postdoctoral scholar, faculty, staff, and community success. Please join us to enjoy in this interactive dialogue and to help shape priorities to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and free speech at UCI.

“Let’s Thrive Together in 2021”

Thursday, February 4, 2021

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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Audience: Undergraduates, Graduates, PostDocs, Faculty, Staff and Community from ANY Zoom account (Confirmations will provide Zoom link for access).

Event’s Agenda

10:55 a.m.                          Live Access to Meeting

11:00 a.m.                          Welcome from Vice Chancellor Douglas Haynes

11:10 a.m.                           Keynote Presenter

Shirley Malcom, senior advisor and director of STEM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Title of presentation –  SEA Change: Building a Thriving Community

11:45 a.m.                          A Focus on Wellness

Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean, Program in Public Health

12:10 p.m.                         A Community Dialogue on Thriving

Ramona Agrela, associate chancellor and chief human resources executive, Human Resources

Willie Banks, vice chancellor for the Division of Student Affairs

Diane O’Dowd, vice chancellor for the Office of Academic Personnel and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences

Marcelle Hayashida, associate vice chancellor of Wellness, Health and Community Services

Rodrigo Lazo, associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Graduate Division and professor of English in the School of Humanities

Brian Sato, associate dean in the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation and professor of teaching in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences

12:35 p.m.                         Reflections

Michelle Mallari, president of ASUCI

Connor Strobel, president of AGS

12:45 p.m.                       Call to Action

Dean Song Richardson, School of Law

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2021 Event Recording